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State Insurance Officials Visit Sidney

The cost of medical care continues to increase, as does the cost of insurance to help pay for services. Likewise, the availability of health insurance providers is decreasing. That is some of the news...

 

Save a Life, Respect Train Crossings

The Sidney Police Department recently partnered with Union Pacific Railroad Police Officers to perform a Traffic Signal education drill at the railroad crossing on East Illinois Street. The drill...

 

NDOT Highway Safety Office Kicks Off Fall Seat-Belt Campaign

LINCOLN — Noting that 70 percent of all unbelted fatalities happen at night, NDOT’s Highway Safety Office kicked off an awareness campaign last week to promote increased seat‑belt usage, especially after dark. As part of the campaign, 15...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 19, 2018 

Exotic Meat Leaves Bad Taste

POTTER – Potter-Dix students got a taste of exotic meat in a meal last week. In a letter to parents Wednesday, School Superintendent Mike Williams said kangaroo meat was mixed in with the beef used...

 

Sidney High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fall Sidney High School Parent -Teacher Conferences are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Parents are asked to attend on one of those days to visit with teachers and collect their student’s...

 

Two Gurley Volunteers Omitted

It hasn’t been our week when it comes to recognizing firefighters. Last week, we inadvertently omitted the list of Gurley Volunteers from a recognition page. And it has been discovered that when we did run the list, two of those firefighters were...

 

Nebraska Tourism Commission Unveils New Marketing Campaign

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska may not be on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit, but if you like experiences that are unpretentious and uncomplicated or if you enjoy escaping the big city life for moments of solitude in the open plains,...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 17, 2018

'I am Jane Doe' Hits Audience Hard

When the lights came up, there was no applause. No chatter or bantering or laughter. Just a poinient silence as viewers absorbed what they had just seen. "I am Jane Doe," a story about the human traff...

 

Commissioners Approve Tax Levies

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved the property tax levies for tax districts in Cheyenne County. The valuation for 2018 decreased from $1,581,431,435 in 2017 to $1,475,380,488 for...

 

Fly-in Supports WNCC Aviation Club

Western Nebraska Community College students traded their textbooks and wrenches for spatulas and paper plates Saturday morning, serving pilots and the community a breakfast of sausage, pancakes,...

 

Cheyenne County Receives Dividend Check

LINCOLN – Cheyenne County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $16,494, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county's...

 

City Seeking Historical Board Members

The City of Sidney is seeking volunteers interested in preserving elements of the past with present architecture. The Historic Preservation Board is made up of seven members, each appointed for a three-year term. The appointment is made by the city...

 

Nebraska School Activities Association & U.S. Bank Name 2018-19 Believers & Achievers

LINCOLN – U.S. Bank® and the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) are proud to announce the 201 8 - 201 9 Believers and Achievers. Believers & Achievers is a state - wide program...

 

Council Approves LB840 Funds for Two New Businesses

Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard announced in the city council meeting Tuesday that October is Manufacturing Month, then went on to present two proposals for assisting new...

 

City Agrees to GIS Workshop Agreement

What started as difficulty filling a staff position evolved into an agreement that could provide better services to the City of Sidney and save the City money. The City of Sidney’s GIS/Zoning...

 

City Loses Lawsuit Against Power Supplier

A few years ago, the City of Sidney filed a lawsuit against its electric power provider. The reason for the suit, according to City Manager Ed Sadler, is the company, Municipal Energy Agency of...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    October 12, 2018

Electric Dept. Looking Into Power Outage

City officials are still working to determine what caused a power outage in parts of Sidney Monday. For about 20 minutes, much of Sidney’s north side and the center of town, including downtown,...

 

Missing Children Found in Utah

Two Sidney children were found safe in Utah late Wednesday following an advisory seeking their whereabouts. Sidney Police Department issued an Endangered Missing Advisory early Wednesday afternoon to determine the whereabouts of one-year-old...

 

City to Mark Water Shutoffs

City officials have announce the Sidney Water Department will be flagging meter pits and curb stops starting October 10 through October 19. This will be done to mark GPS (global positioning system) locations to update city maps and utility...

 

Winter Parking Restrictions Begin

The City of Sidney would like to remind its citizens that starting October 15, 2018, all types of trailers, boats, and recreational vehicles are not allowed to be parked on the city streets. This restricted parking is enforced on all streets inside...

 

Woman Arrested in Kimball for Assault With BB Gun

A Kimball woman was arrested Oct. 4 on charges related to an assault with a BB gun at the Kimball Motel. Police were called to the motel at about 11:33 p.m., in response to a call from a woman...

 

Regional West Offers Flu Shot Clinics

SCOTTSBLUFF – Regional West Community Health and Family Medicine clinics will hold flu shot clinics in area communities throughout the month of October. “Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to serious complications in...

 

School Board Reviews Conduct Policies

Student discipline, Internet and computer access and student bullying policies were discussed in Monday’s Sidney Public School Board of Education meeting. The student discipline policy defines that...

 

'Crane Theory' Scheduled for Sidney Oct. 12

The High Plains Arts Council is hosting “Crane Theory” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The concert will be at Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. Crane Theory is a the brain child of Lucas...

 

FAFSA Open for Applications

LINCOLN – EducationQuest Foundation reminds students and parents that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened Oct. 1 for students planning to attend college during the 2019-20 academic year. The FAFSA is the application for...

 

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